Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present “Altered States” an exhibition of paintings and mixed media drawings by interdisciplinary artist, Ben Weiner on view now and continuing through September 10, 2017.
This body of work demonstrates Weiner’s adept ability to synthesize abstraction with illusionism. Paired with his conceptual interest in consumerism and mortality, Weiner’s technique yields arresting compositions rife with provocative intrigue. You can view this exhibition now in preview at:
In this exhibition, Weiner debuts his “Altered States Drawings”. As the artist put it:
“For these new Altered State drawings, I soaked my drawings in recreational drugs and inks, creating psychedelic, prismatic patterns that occur as the black inks chemically break down into a startling array of colors. I used a different drug in each drawing (Molly, Cocaine, 5-hour energy, Vodka). Thus, each drawing is a material embodiment of mind-alteration through drug use. These drawings continue my synthesis of process painting and photorealism, using principles from gelatin sliver printing to record an imprint of the chemical reactions between inks and recreational drugs.“
Ben Charles Weiner (b. 1980, Burlington, VT) received his BA from Wesleyan University (CT). He also studied under Mexican muralist José Lazcarro at Universidad de las Americas (Mexico) and has worked closely with artists Jeff Koons, Kim Sooja and Amy Yoes as an assistant. He has exhibited his work widely across the United States and in Mexico with solo shows in Los Angeles, New York and Puebla, and group exhibitions in Chicago, New York, Miami, New Haven, Ridgefield, Los Angeles and Riverside. His paintings can be found in the Sammlung/Collection (Germany), the Progressive Collection (OH), and the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation Collection (CA). The artist lives and works in New York City.
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